Winston Reid remains on track to play his first competitive game in 19 months tomorrow night (Mon).
The central defender – who was hit with a terrible knee injury at Swansea on his last appearance – is set to take to first steps back towards full involvement with the first team squad when he appears for the Dvelopment team at Stoke.
The New Zealander has been training with the Under 23s and is still in good shape to make that crucial appearance as the team look to bounce back from a Leasing.com trophy match at Cheltenham Town which they lost 4-3.
Reid was due to appear but failed to make an appearance after a new muscle injury – one of several he has suffered on his projected returns.
Manuel Pellegrini said in his presser for the game at Everton that the hope now was that he would finally make it against Stole saying that we need to be praying he isn’t hit by another setback.
And we were told a few minutes ago by a source on e-mail: “Everything is ok at the moment. It’s a case of fingers crossed.”